DAN TRUEMAN/ IARLA O LIONAIRD: Olagon, A Cantata in Doublespeak – Dan Trueman, fiddle/ Iarla O Lionaird, vocals/ Eighth Blackbird – Cedille
They should put a warning label on this: Listen to the end! DAN TRUEMAN/ IARLA O LIONAIRD: Olagon, A Cantata in Doublespeak – Dan Trueman, fiddle/ Iarla O Lionaird, vocals/ Eighth Blackbird – Cedille CDR 90000 174 (2 CDs), 91:09 [Distr. by Naxos] *****: I almost made a tremendous mistake after hearing the first track […]
John O’Conor deftly brings out the variety and infinite charm of five Haydn sonatas. HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 47 in b; Piano Sonata No. 38 in F Major; Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major; Piano Sonata No. 33 in c; Piano Sonata No. 58 in C Major – John O’Conor, p. – Steinway & […]
White – Josh At Midnight – Electra EKL-102 (1956)/Ramseur RAM1-811 (2016) mono vinyl ****1/2: This is a great vinyl remastering of an iconic blues artist! (Josh White – guitar, vocals; Sam Gary – vocals; Al Hall – bass) In the annals of American country blues, there was no greater influence than Josh White. He transcended […]
A lovely family animation feature with beautiful artistic fantasy graphics.
Interesting Irish indie sci-fi feature, but the zombie-averse should skip it.
ELIZABETH MACONCHY: The Land; Concertino; Music for Woodwind and Brass; Symphony for Double String Orch. – Clelia Iruzun, piano/ BBC Scottish Sym. Orch./ Odaline de la Martinez – Lorelt/Lontano Records
Another fine release in the growing Maconchy discography—and well earned.
A 45 rpm 12″ effort, but not necessarily appealing to all audiophiles with good turntables.
MOERAN: Cello Concerto; Serenade in G; Lonely Waters; Whythorne’s Shadow Guy Johnston, cello/ Rebekah Coffey, sop./ Ulster Orch./ JoAnn Falletta – Naxos
Composer Edward Moeran emerges as more than “a singular success” in this fine assortment of concert works.
HAVERGAL BRIAN: Orchestral Music, Vol. Two – BBC Scottish Sym. Orch./ Garry Walker – Toccata Classics
Brian’s music is brilliantly orchestrated, tonal and excitingly different.
Irish singer soars on this re-mastered vinyl recording.
HARTY: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2; Piano Quintet – Goldner String Quartet/ Piers Lane, p. – Hyperion
An ensemble of gifted Australian musicians collaborate beautifully to introduce us to the fertile imagination of Hamilton Harty’s chamber works.
* The Celtic Viol II = An Homage to the Irish and Scottish Musical Traditions – Jordi Savall, Treble Viol and Lyra viol/ Andrew Lawrence-King, Irish Harp and Psalterium/ Frank McGuire, bodhran – AliaVox
******** MULTICHANNEL DISC OF THE MONTH *******
The long awaited volume II appears, and if anything is even better than the first.
Irish quintet sizzles with a live set of world music.
IGNAZ MOSCHELES: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 in E Major & 5 in C Major; Recollections of Ireland (Hyperion)
No. 36 in the Romantic Piano Concertos series